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Palak Paneer

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Homemade Palak Paneer is the best since it tastes fresh and wholesome at the same time.
Palak Paneer Recipe

Palak Paneer is probably one of the first paneer recipes that got popular in the common Indian households. The amicable combination of spinach and Indian cottage cheese is simply delicious and so healthy that one can hardly resist having it.

The creaminess of paneer, cream and butter complement the earthy taste of smashed spinach and you get to taste a unique and flavourful side dish. It goes well with rotis, chapatti or even naans. It is a typical North Indian dish but people all over India love it due to its creamy delicious taste.

Some people avoid blanching of spinach to keep its nutrients intact. They simply grind it before cooking to add a wholesome quality to the Palak Paneer recipe. There is a notable difference when you blanch the spinach and therefore you can try both the techniques to judge which one of them suits your taste buds.

Palak Paneer Recipe

Palak is a superfood in itself since it is loaded with iron, minerals, anti-oxidants, and other nutrients which are important for our overall health. This nutritional value improves exponentially when you add paneer, garlic, and some other vegetables to this recipe. Few cooks also add one small potato (chopped) to append an earthy taste to this recipe.

Avoid using extra dark palak leaves since they are usually plain to taste. Also, ignore the stems and stalks completely as they will make your Palak Paneer taste bitter. Moreover, overcooking might reduce the taste of this dish and you also need to add very less garam masala to keep the authentic taste of this recipe intact.

Kids do not like to eat veggies like Palak but when you combine it with Paneer they will simply love it. Homemade Palak Paneer is the best since it tastes fresh and wholesome at the same time. Cook a big bowl of Palak Paneer today and surprise your family members and kids!

Palak Paneer Recipe
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Palak Paneer

Homemade Palak Paneer is the best since it tastes fresh and wholesome at the same time.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: paneer, spinach


  • 100 g Paneer
  • 2 bunches Palak (Spinach)
  • 1/2 cup Moong Dal washed
  • 1 no Potato peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup Onion chopped
  • 1 to 2 no Green Chillies
  • 1/4 cup Cream
  • 1/2 cup Garlic
  • 3 nos Tomatoes
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tbsp Cornflour dissolved with 1/4 cup milk
  • as per taste Salt


  • Cut the paneer into 1/2 inch cubes and keep aside.
  • Mash and boil the palak in 1 cup water with moong dal and potato for 5 minutes after one whistle in pressure cooker.
  • Cool and grind in a mixie.
  • Heat the butter in a pan.
  • Fry the onion.
  • Add the garlic and green chillies to it.
  • Add the grated tomatoes and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add the mashed palak along with the cream and 1 cup milk.
  • Cook for 5 more minutes.
  • Add salt and the paneer pieces.
  • Add the dissolved cornflour with the milk to the paneer.
  • Serve hot with roti or chapati.


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Priyanka@Weight Loss January 13, 2013 - 12:44 pm

Palak is good for keeping your weight in check. Its actually helps out.. Good Recipe !!!

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roshni thomas May 21, 2012 - 11:52 pm

this palak paneer is really good!!

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Palak Paneer November 17, 2011 - 12:33 am

Thanks for this recipe. Others like to include milk on their palak paneer recipe.

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Ethnic jewelry July 9, 2011 - 12:14 pm

It was a pleasure reading through your page. I was extremely impressed with the way things were explained

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Johnkutty March 25, 2011 - 11:43 pm


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tanu March 15, 2011 - 11:09 am

hey its really easy to make an delicious too.

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kusum naidu February 10, 2011 - 8:29 am


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meena November 1, 2010 - 1:18 am

very nice

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sandy September 23, 2010 - 5:10 am

it tastes good.

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Pooja September 16, 2010 - 3:27 am

It is very beautiful….

Thanks a lot….

PRAVALLIKA September 7, 2010 - 12:19 pm

too good

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Hema June 11, 2010 - 6:26 am

solid Taste!!!

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Harshul March 7, 2010 - 9:16 am

ok its fine but we want new level of it

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sana February 28, 2010 - 2:23 am

realy taste dish

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Keerthana February 11, 2010 - 10:55 am


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saswati January 22, 2010 - 4:40 am


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saswati January 22, 2010 - 4:39 am


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madhavi January 21, 2010 - 12:33 am

good receipe try it

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champak November 21, 2009 - 5:03 am

fairly good

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radhika November 21, 2009 - 1:11 am

good and nice palak pareer recipe
try it
and write you like it or not below like we all write
like it
like like very much
try it like it

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Aditya November 10, 2009 - 3:45 am

The palak paneer came out really great, forgot adding the tomato puree as I had not read all the posts, probably that something that I should try 😉

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sashank November 1, 2009 - 1:11 am

good but must be improved

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runa October 31, 2009 - 4:10 am

it was good

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pofecker October 31, 2009 - 2:21 am

i have looked through all your site and i think its an excellent site for home maker.please make a post on mutton panner


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poonam October 30, 2009 - 8:32 am

its quiet good n tasty too

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neha October 29, 2009 - 6:07 am

good recipe

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neha October 29, 2009 - 6:06 am

good recipe palak panner

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Rajesh October 24, 2009 - 6:46 am

Good 4 new learner. I like it. Tomato should be used.

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jegan October 22, 2009 - 1:25 am

no coments

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Lavinia Ferreira October 6, 2009 - 8:43 am


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manoj gehani September 28, 2009 - 9:23 am


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naziya khairdi August 18, 2009 - 12:51 am

thek thaak

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sadika July 17, 2009 - 9:12 am

Thank you so much for your help.

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taruna June 27, 2009 - 6:52 am


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vaibhav April 8, 2010 - 1:49 am

while boiling spiunach u must add vinegar it brings out great green colour

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pari April 27, 2009 - 9:22 am

u must add tomato .kuch answer dena yaar

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Viji March 24, 2009 - 6:58 am

Try adding tomoato puree(of 2-3 tomatoes) after adding the ginger-garlic paste.it tastes much better

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Swasti August 19, 2009 - 7:18 am

yes.. it will taste much better

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amruta October 7, 2008 - 12:16 pm

it is too good for taste . i am taking only 3 onion it is ok.

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amruta October 7, 2008 - 12:13 pm

it is too good for taste but i take only three medium size it is ok

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haya seher October 4, 2008 - 10:17 am

it is good but not much

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haya seher October 4, 2008 - 10:17 am

it is good but not much

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aditya September 28, 2008 - 9:48 am

ohk……its gud but expected for more

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Roopa July 15, 2008 - 12:59 am

Im learning how to cook and this website helps me a lot…the palak paneer came out excellently…. 🙂


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